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Three-year-old kidnapped, rescued
Ransom call gives it away
Machhiwara, November 22
In a high drama, a three-year-old child was traced and rescued within hours of being kidnapped here today. The police traced the child after kidnappers made ransom calls to the family.

City gridlocked
Nagar kirtan spells chaos on roads
Ludhiana, November 22
Lack of coordination between the traffic police and nagar kirtan organisers spelled chaos on city roads as commuters remained stuck in snarl-ups for hours today.

ROAD TO NOWHERE: Vehicles caught in traffic jam on the road leading to Jagraon bridge, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Nagar kirtan taken out
Ludhiana, November 22
Nagar kirtan was taken out in the city today ahead of martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur. The procession started from gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib and went through Field Gunj, Brown Road, Chaura Bazar, Kailash Cinema road before coming back to the gurudwara.

Nagar kirtan being taken out in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Robbery Bid
Sans gun, guard stands to lose job
Ludhiana, November 22
The act of bravery may cost a security guard his job, as his employers have expressed reluctance to continue engaging his services after his gun was snatched by robbers last evening.

Court reprieve for tehsildar
Ludhiana, November 22
The court of additional sessions judge G.S. Saran today rejected the plea of the vigilance bureau (VB) seeking cancellation of regular bail granted to tehsildar-cum-sub registrar Arvind Prakash Verma in a graft case  last month.

Man held with 1.5 kg charas
Raikot, November 22
The Raikot police today arrested a man with 1.5 kg charas from his procession.

Proclaimed offender nabbed
Ludhiana, November 22
The police nabbed a proclaimed offender from Jodhewal Basi here today. The accused, Jatinder Kumar, had been absconding in cases of illegal possession of a dangerous weapon.


Authorities tighten noose around erring drug sellers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 22
Taking cognizance of reports of drug stores being run by persons who do not hold valid licences of qualified pharmacist, the health and police authorities have warned owners of such shops to desist from violating provisions laid down under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

Schools & Colleges
Shreyan wins declamation contest
Ludhiana, November 22
An English declamation contest was organised for the students of primary section by the Junior Humanities Forum at Kundan Vidya Mandir. The function was presided over by Annu Sehra, incharge of the primary section. In this inter-house competition, the participants expressed their views on the topics “Aim High”, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” etc.

Dunghills block entrance to school
Raikot, November 22
Dunghills at Tajpur village have been blocking the entrance to anganwari school on the Raikot-Ludhiana road, causing inconvenience to passersby as well as schoolchildren.

Mounds of dung block school entrance to anganwari school at Raikot. Photo by writer

Plantation drive at Sacred Heart School
Ludhiana, November 22
Rising Youth Association today organised a plantation drive at Sacred Heart Convent School. SP City 3, Sajjan Singh Cheema initiated the plantation drive on the school premises.

SP City 3 Sajjan Singh Cheema plants a sapling at Sacred Heart Convent School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Workshop on global warming
Ludhiana, November 22
Students of College of Nursing, CMCH, organised a workshop on global warming.

A ‘special’ gesture
Special children are special in every way. During a recently held Special Olympics, the enthusiasm and affection of these was to be seen. A team from Pakistan especially flew in to be part of the games.

Poultry training from tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 22
Two weeks poultry training course will be organised from November 25 to December 6 by the department of veterinary and animal husbandry extension, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), a press release said here today.

Promoting communal harmony
Ludhiana, November 22
In view of Communal Harmony Campaign and Fund Raising Week being observed by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) from November 19-25, DMCH today celebrated Flag Day to promote communal harmony and national integration.

Maruti A-Star out
Ludhiana: Maruti Suzuki India Limited unveiled the much-awaited world strategic model A-Star. “Light weight, 998cc K10B petrol engine, A-Star is a fuel-efficient car with a mileage of 19.59 km per litre,” said R.S. Kalsi, chief general manager (sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, here on Friday.

Drug addiction
Drug addiction is one of the biggest evils of the modern world. Young men and women are the victims of drugs. Life in big cities like Ludhiana has become highly competitive and fast. Every body wants to be rich in short span of life.


Robbers take away machines
Khanna, November 22
Some unidentified robbers take away costly machines from a factory situated on the Rattan Heri road. The incident took place late last night when 10 or 12 people arrived in the factory in a truck and started loading the machines, which were built in the factory.

GNPS Athletics Meet ends
Ishminder, Arashdeep best athletes
Ludhiana, November 22
Ishminder Singh and Arashdeep Kaur were named best athletes in the boys’ and girls’ above 14 years’ category in the two-day 32nd edition of the annual inter house athletics meet that concluded at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Students comprising teams namely Bhagat Singh House, Bhai Vir Singh House, Porf Mohan Singh House and Maharaja Ranjit Singh House took part.

Girls take part in 200m race on the concluding day of the 32nd Inter-house Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cricket Tourney
Malerkotla to face Young Friends Club
Ludhiana, November 22
On the penultimate day of the All India Bachhittar Singh Grewal Memorial Cricket Tournament (boys u-19) being organised jointly by the Shivam Cricket Academy and Lambardar Property Advertisers at Daresi ground here today, Young Friends Club of Delhi beat Jalandhar Cricket Club by five wickets and Malerkotla Cricket Club beat Bhiwani Cricket Club by four wickets to settle for the title clash match slated for tomorrow.

PTU cycling meet today
Ludhiana, November 22
The 5th edition of the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Cycling Championship will be hosted by the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, at the Punjab Agricultural University here on November 23.

Basketball league from Nov 27
Ludhiana, November 22
The Punjab Schools Bhagat Singh Memorial Baskeball League for boys and girls to be organised by the Punjab Basketball Association will be held at Kapurthala from November 27 to 30, according to R.S. Gill, president of the association.




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